2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge

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2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge
Game #2
Preliminary
Final
November 5, 2017 2:30 pm MST
North Peace Arena
Fort St. John, B.C.

Scoring

Teams
1st
2nd
3rd
Final
Teams
1
2
3
F
1
1
0
2
0
2
2
4

Shots on Goal

1st
2nd
3rd
Final
1
2
3
F
14
6
10
30
12
13
7
32

Statistics

PP
PIM
1 / 4
8
2 / 3
10

Game Story

AALTONEN GETS WINNER, FINNS BEAT RED TO OPEN U17S

JASON LA ROSE

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Leevi Aaltonen broke open a tie game eight minutes into the third period, leading Finland to a 4-2 win over Canada Red in the North Peace Arena curtain-raiser Sunday at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Veeti Miettinen added a pair of goals for the Finns, who beat Red on opening day for the second year in a row; they posted a 3-2 victory last year in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

The Canadians had the lone goal of the first period; Alexis Lafrenière (Saint-Eustache, Que./Rimouski, QMJHL) found a loose puck in front before beating goaltender Kari Piiroinen from a sharp angle for a power-play marker, sending Red to the dressing room up 1-0.

Miettinen tied it for the Europeans less than two minutes into the second period, finishing a pretty feed from Antti Saarela, and made it 2-1 at the 12-minute mark when he snapped a quick shot past Canadian netminder Luke Cavallin (Greely, Ont./Flint, OHL) with the Finns enjoying a man advantage.

Red captain Peyton Krebs (Okotoks, Alta./Kootenay, WHL) got that back before the end of the middle frame, wiring in a shot from the top of the face-off circle to tie the game through 40 minutes.

Aaltonen put Finland back up for good at 8:04 of the third, making a move at the blue-line before beating Cavallin over the glove, and Anton Lundell found the empty net with 1:34 left to provide the final margin of victory.

Group B action continues Monday for both teams; Finland takes on Russia (2:30 p.m. MT), while Canada Red faces off against Sweden (7 p.m. MT).

Play-by-Play

Team
Description
Time
1st Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Samu Koskenkorva
Interference (2:00)
00:52
PENALTY
Penalty: Antti Tuomisto
Tripping (2:00)
10:26
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Alexis Lafrenière

Assists: Nick Wong, Ryan Suzuki
11:55
PENALTY
Penalty: Keean Washkurak
Slashing (2:00)
13:29
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikko Petman
Interference (2:00)
13:35
2nd Period
GOAL
Goal: Veeti Miettinen

Assists: Antti Saarela
01:42
PENALTY
Penalty: (Served by Alexis Lafrenière)
Too Many Players (2:00)
10:43
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Veeti Miettinen

Assists: Anton Lundell, Ville Heinola
12:00
GOAL
Goal: Peyton Krebs

Assists: Colton Kammerer, Alexis Lafrenière
14:00
3rd Period
PENALTY
Penalty: Evan Brand
Unsportsmanlike Conduct (2:00)
01:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Mikko Petman
Roughing (2:00)
01:03
PENALTY
Penalty: Oskari Oksanen
Hooking (2:00)
01:39
PENALTY
Penalty: Brandon Coe
Tripping (2:00)
07:13
GOAL (POWER PLAY)
Goal: Leevi Aaltonen

Assists: Patrik Puistola, Kalle Loponen
08:04
GOAL (EMPTY NET)
Goal: Anton Lundell

Assists: Ville Heinola, Veeti Miettinen
18:26
GOALTENDER CHANGE
Goaltender Change: Luke Cavallin

18:27

Goaltenders

Name Team Mins SA SVS GA SV%
Luke Cavallin CAN-R 59 31 28 3 0.903
Kari Piiroinen FIN 60 30 28 2 0.933

Game Leaders

Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 2 - Assists 1 - Points 3
G 2 - A 1 - P 3
Goals 1 - Assists 0 - Points 1
G 1 - A 0 - P 1
Goals 1 - Assists 1 - Points 2
G 1 - A 1 - P 2
Goals 0 - Assists 1 - Points 1
G 0 - A 1 - P 1
Goals 0 - Assists 2 - Points 2
G 0 - A 2 - P 2

Previous Games

4 - 6 L @ United StatesUSA
Nov 11, 2017
4 - 5 L @ RussiaRUS
Nov 10, 2017
3 - 2 W vs. Czech RepublicCZE
Nov 10, 2017
1 - 5 L vs. Canada WhiteCAN-W
Nov 9, 2017
4 - 3 W @ Canada BlackCAN-B
Nov 9, 2017
6 - 1 W vs. SwedenSWE
Nov 7, 2017
Videos
Photos
2017 U17: CZE 2 – CAN-W 1 (Bronze)
Toman and Teply scored the goals to give the Czechs the bronze medal.
2017 U17: USA 6 – CAN-R 4 (Gold Medal)
Hughes had four points to lead the U.S. to its fifth U17 gold medal.
2017 U17: CAN-B 4 – SWE 2 (7th Place)
Sasha Mutala had a goal and two assists, Roman Basran stopped 30 of 32 and Black took seventh place.
2017 U17: RUS 5 – FIN 4 (5th Place)
Ilya Safonov and Egor Afansyev had a goal and an assist each, and the Russians earned fifth place.
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